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Key Themes

How have the demands on business leaders in the current geopolitical environment evolved?

Adapt to survive: What are the new procurement and business methods to suit agile operating models?

Data fuelling a resilient workplace: Data and technology as a key component to agile leadership in the new normal

New ways of working: As procurement roles are changing, what are the skills and competencies staff require to perform effectively?

Unleashing entrepreneurial innovation: Accelerating growth and innovation with supplier & start-up ecosystems

Internal & external collaboration: The role of trust in building sustainable and responsible business & employee relationships

Tuesday, 24 November
10am – 2pm SGT

Day 1 ⁠— ADAPTING TO A NEW BUSINESS RHYTHM

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10:00AM - 10:10AM

PROCUREMENT LEADERS WELCOME

Ian Lawless, Conference Director, Procurement Leaders
Jon Webb, Head of Content & Advisory, APAC, Procurement Leaders

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10:10AM - 10:15AM

CHAIR’S WELCOME

Andy Richards, Group Procurement Manager, Aukland Transport

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10:15AM - 10:35AM

IN CONVERSATION WITH

 

Internal & external collaboration: The role of trust in building sustainable and responsible business & employee relationships

Kelly Irwin, Global Head of Procurement, The China Navigation Co. Pte. Ltd
Interviewer: Ian Lawless, 
Conference Director, Procurement Leaders

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10:35AM - 10:55AM

INSIGHTS FROM THE ECOSYSTEM

 

Procuring past the pandemic

The world of purchasing and supply has been dramatically altered by the operational challenges brought by the Covid-19 pandemic. Progressive CPOs used this disruption to pioneer new approaches and systems in order to deliver new value to the business. In this session, we shall discuss how procurement is looking into the opportunities of a post-pandemic world. Alex Saric, as Chief Marketing Officer of Ivalua, will provide his insight into the following questions:

  • Can procurement maintain its elevated status in the business?
  • How can the function help procure growth?
  • How should we rethink our approach to the supply chain?
  • What are the opportunities for ESG / CSR in the post-pandemic world?

Alex Saric, CMO, Ivalua
Interviewer:
 Jon Webb, Head of Content & Advisory, APAC, Procurement Leaders

Hosted by:

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10:55AM - 11:00AM

MARKETPLACE LIVE!

 

During this session delegates will hear from an innovative tech company as they showcase their platform and solution in a practical video demonstration.

Hosted by:

Americas Procurement Congress Virtual Insight Partner

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11:00AM - 11:30AM

BREAKOUT SESSIONS

 

  • 11:00AM – 12:00PM –  CPO CHALLENGER SERIES – BUILDING SUPPLY CHAINS OF THE FUTURE
    Procurement’s ability to mobilise supplier capabilities is critical to the success of all businesses. Ensure a model of strong, collaborative relationships is commonly seen as a means to a future of a more value-adding procurement function. But the steps to achieve these are challenging. Leading CPOs, who can co-ordinate internal resources to ensure innovative and cost-efficient supplier relationships. This session will explore the following topics:
    • What’s the destination and how do we get there?
    • Alignment between procurement and finance to deliver collaborative relationships
    • Supplier financial viability

    Invitation only  
    Hosted by:

  • DELIVERING IN A DOWNTURN GLOBAL INTERVIEWS
  • REACT & RESPOND DISCUSSION – Driving business purpose through Responsible Sourcing
    Global Pandemic has exposed vulnerabilities in business resilience across industries. As businesses plan and execute being more digital, Business purpose is driving overall strategy in helping businesses decide where to focus on and which capabilities to build for the long term. Responsible Sourcing is a key enabler for businesses to drive purpose. In this session we will discuss how businesses are planning and executing strategies to drive overall purpose ever more than before. In a fireside chat, Vivek who leads Accenture Supply Chain and Operations business in Growth Markets would share Accenture’s perspective on Responsible Sourcing framework cutting across Net Zero, Trusted and Circular and discuss with Kerry, CEO of SATS Food, strategies SATS has been planning and executing to drive business purpose through responsible sourcing for this leading provider of Food and Gateway Services.

    Kerry Mok, Chief Executive Officer, Food Solutions at SATS Ltd.
    Vivek Luthra, Managing Director – Strategy & Consulting, Supply Chain & Operations, Growth Markets Lead, Accenture

    Hosted by:

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11:30AM - 11:35AM

COFFEE BREAK

 

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11:35AM - 12:05PM

BREAKOUT SESSIONS

 

  • During this session delegates can here from Global CPO’s in pre-recorded interviews as they discuss their strategic priorities going into 2021 and beyond.
    Track Host: Lorenza Schiaffino, Head of Content, Events, Procurement Leaders

  • TAKING CONTROL OF DIGITAL ASSETS: HOW TO FUEL GROWTH, INCREASE RELIABILITY AND BOOST EFFICIENT USE OF RESOURCES THROUGH AI & DATA ANALYTICS

    Mat Langley, SVP & Global Head of Operations, Technology & Transformation, CBRE
    Track Host: Michael Rootes, Account Director, Procurement Leaders

 

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12:05PM - 12:25PM

NETWORKING

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12:25PM - 12:45PM

INSIGHTS FROM THE ECOSYSTEM

 

BHP. Procurement Simplified.

In 2019 BHP globalised the Procurement Function and set about changing its procurement systems, processes and culture to manage risk, accommodate change, and streamline our end to end processes to connect further with organisational purpose. Throughout this process we have learned, evolved, and set new benchmarks in how we manage procurement and connect the organisation to the outside world. Marny Foad, VP Procurement Excellence is looking forward to sharing some of the most important learnings from the journey with you.

Marny Foad, VP Procurement Excellence, BHP
Interviewer: Lorenza Schiaffino,
Head of Content, Events, Procurement Leaders

Hosted by:

Asia Pacific Procurement Congress logo

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12:45PM - 12:55PM

PLX KEYNOTE

During this session delegates will hear from our out of industry experts on key topics facing business leaders as they challenge conventional thinking in order to best equip us for the new business landscape we enter.

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12:55PM - 1:15PM

MEMBER SPOTLIGHT 

The importance of business continuity in periods of volatility
Kinnar Ghiya
, VP Procurement, LEGO
Interviewer: Ian Lawless,
Conference Director, Procurement Leaders

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1:15PM - 1:20PM

MARKETPLACE LIVE!

 

During this session delegates will hear from an innovative tech company as they showcase their platform and solution in a practical video demonstration.

Hosted by:

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1:20PM - 1:40PM

CPO PANEL DEBATE

 

Adapt to survive: What are the new agile procurement and business methods to suit new business landscape?

Matthias Fuchs, CPO, Boral
Kaustubh R. Wadekar, Group CPO, Singtel
Andy Richards,
Group Procurement Manager, Aukland Transport
Moderator: Jon Webb,
Head of Content & Advisory, APAC, Procurement Leaders

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1:40PM - 1:45PM

DAY 1 CLOSING REMARKS

 

Senior Representative, Procurement Leaders

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1:45PM - 2:00PM

NETWORKING

 

An informal opportunity to connect with your peers and discuss key takeaways and learnings from the day. For those that join this optional networking session, you will be broken into smaller groups of 5-6 to allow for more intimate conversation.

Wednesday, 25 November

10am – 2pm SGT

Day 2 ⁠— FUTURE PROOFING TALENT & TECHNOLOGY

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10:00AM - 10:05AM

DAY 2 WELCOME

 

Ian Lawless, Conference Director, Procurement Leaders
Coretta Bessie,
CPO, Westpac

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10:05AM - 10:15AM

10 MINUTE DRILL: WOMEN IN LEADERSHIP

 

Coretta Bessie, CPO, Westpac
Leslie Venetz,
Commercial Director, Procurement Leaders

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10:15AM - 10:35AM

MEMBER INSIGHTS

 

Data and technology as a key component to fuel agile leadership and a resilient workplace

Amit Mohta, Head of Procurement – Asia, Oleochemicals, Digital Transformation, Unilever
Interviewer: Ian Lawless, Conference Director, Procurement Leaders

 

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10:35AM - 10:55AM

INSIGHTS FROM THE ECOSYSTEM

 

Getting deeper into the supply chain, enabled by digitisation

In these challenging times, digitisation is making it possible for CPOs to have end-to-end visibility of their supply chain and data flow – going beyond first tier suppliers to build resilience and aid data-driven decision making. Traditionally, banks would extend supply chain financing only to their large anchor clients’ immediate or first-tier suppliers. But those suppliers’ own suppliers and their suppliers downstream have continued facing liquidity and working capital challenges.  Digital technology is delivering transparency and data essential to linking and financing suppliers beyond first-tier (i.e. enable deep tier financing) for building resilient, sustainable and healthy supply chains. Join Standard Chartered as we discuss how deep tier financing works in practice.

Ritesh Ajmani, Executive Director, Global Head, Supply Chain & Commodity Finance Trade Products, Standard Chartered Bank
Moderator: Jon Webb, Head of Content & Advisory, APAC,  Procurement Leaders

Hosted by:

 

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10:55AM - 11:00AM

MARKETPLACE LIVE!

 

During this session delegates will hear from an innovative tech company as they showcase their platform and solution in a practical video demonstration.

Hosted by:

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11:00AM - 11:30AM

BREAKOUT SESSIONS

 

11AM – 12PM – LEADERSHIP CHALLENGER SERIES – ACHIEVING SUPPLY CHAIN RESILIENCE IN COVID WORLD

2020 has proposed a unique set of circumstances for businesses. Many have struggled to survive in the face of new challenges. Yet, many have found opportunities to deliver greater impact for the function. To unpack these issues further, in this session – a roundtable discussion of senior executives – will discuss the following topics:

– Digitalisation and the transformation agenda
– Enhancing visibility in the supply chain
– Collaborating with suppliers

Invitation only
Sundar Kamak, Global Head of Industry Solutions – Direct and Supply chain, Source-to-Pay GTM, Ivalua
Jon Webb, Head of Content & Advisory, APAC, Procurement Leaders

Hosted by:

 

DELIVERING IN A DOWNTURN GLOBAL INSIGHTS – During this session delegates can here from Global CPO’s in pre-recorded interviews as they discuss their strategic priorities going into 2021 and beyond.

REACT & RESPOND DISCUSSION – HOW DO YOU STRIVE TO BUILD LONG-LASTING AND BALANCED RELATIONSHIPS WITH YOUR PARTNERS, IN AN ENVIRONMENT OF MUTUAL TRUST?

Kenny Lin, China Purchasing Head, UCB
Hani AlSaigh, Head of Technology Procurement, stc

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11:30AM - 11:35AM

COFFEE BREAK

 

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11:35AM - 12:05PM

BREAKOUTS

 

During this session delegates can here from Global CPO’s in pre-recorded interviews as they discuss their strategic priorities going into 2021 and beyond.

Lorenza Schiaffino, Head of Content, Events, Procurement Leaders
Ian Lawless, Conference Director, Procurement Leaders

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12:05PM - 12:25PM

MICRO BREAKOUTS & NETWORKING

 

Interactive, focused, and fast-paced discussions in small sized groups on pre-selected topics

TOPIC 1 – LEVERAGING DATA SCIENCE TO FIND COMMERCIAL OPPORTUNITIES

TOPIC 2 – HOW TO RE-MAP PROCUREMENT CAPABILITIES FOR GREATER BUSINESS ALIGNMENT

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12:25PM - 12:45PM

INSIGHTS FROM THE ECOSYSTEM

 

Bharath Raghavan, Vice President, TSO, GEP
Moderator: Jon Webb, Head of Content & Advisory, APAC, Procurement Leaders

Hosted by:

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12:45PM - 1:05PM

CPO SPOTLIGHT

 

From panic to shock to re-entry: Re-imagining external stakeholder management

Michael Raphael, CPO, APAC, JLL
Interviewer: Lorenza Schiaffino, Head of Content, Events, Procurement Leaders

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1:05PM - 1:10PM

MARKETPLACE LIVE!

 

During this session delegates will hear from an innovative tech company as they showcase their platform and solution in a practical video demonstration.
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1:10PM - 1:20PM

PLX KEYNOTE

 

During this session delegates will hear from our out of industry experts on key topics facing business leaders as they challenge conventional thinking in order to best equip us for the new business landscape we enter.

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1:20PM - 1:40PM

CPO SPOTLIGHT

 

Ensuring business relevance through world class digital SCM

Dirk Karl, CPO, MTN Group
Interviewer: Ian Lawless, Conference Director, Procurement Leaders

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1:40PM - 2:00PM

CPO SPOTLIGHT

 

How have the demands on business leaders in the current business landscape evolved?

Karen Sutton, CPO, Commonwealth Bank of Australia
Interviewer: Ian Lawless, Conference Director, Procurement Leaders

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2:00PM - 2:05PM

DAY 2 CLOSING REMARKS

 

Jon Webb, Head of Content & Advisory, APAC, Procurement Leaders

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2:05PM - 2:30PM

NETWORKING

 

An informal opportunity to connect with your peers and discuss key takeaways and learnings from the day. For those that join this optional networking session, you will be broken into smaller groups of 5-6 to allow for more intimate conversation.

Thursday, 26 November

10am – 2pm SGT

Day 3 — ACCELERATING INNOVATION TO MEET NEED

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10:00AM - 10:05AM

DAY 3 WELCOME

 

Jon Webb, Head of Content & Advisory, APAC,  Procurement Leaders

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10:05AM - 10:15AM

10 MINUTE DRILL PROCUREMENT LEADERS RESEARCH 

David Rae, Cheif Product Officer, Procurement Leaders

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10:15AM - 10:35AM

IN CONVERSATION WITH

 

Unleashing entrepreneurial innovation: Accelerating growth and innovation with supplier & start-up ecosystems

Dan Bartel, CPO, Schneider Electric
Interviewer: Ian Lawless, Conference Director, Procurement Leaders

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10:35AM - 10:55AM

INSIGHTS FROM THE ECOSYSTEM

 

Achieving Simple, Practical Supplier Management

No business is an island –– without a robust network of strategic suppliers providing daily need items like: computers, software, outsourced services, PPE, rubbish collection, and much more, businesses without a team supporting suppliers would struggle to stay afloat. Why, then, do many businesses still wrestle with the critical task of supplier management? This session will discuss:

  • The digitisation of Xero’s Sourcing’s supplier management practices
  • How to ensure supplier code of conduct compliance 
  • The scaled supplier segmentation and management for the entire global supply base

Moderator: Lorenza Schiaffino, Head of Content, Events, Procurement Leaders
Martin Langos, Procurement Operations Lead at Xero
Michaela Dempsey, Sr. Director of Marketing at Scout RFP, a Workday company

Asia Pacific Procurement Congress partner

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10:55AM - 11:00AM

MARKETPLACE LIVE!

 

During this session delegates will hear from an innovative tech company as they showcase their platform and solution in a practical video demonstration.

Americas procurement congress virtual knowledge partner

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11:00AM - 11:30AM

BREAKOUT SESSIONS

 

  • 11am-12pm: LEADERSHIP CHALLENGER SERIES (invitation only)
    BEYOND PROCUREMENT: WHERE FINANCE MEETS PROCUREMENT TO DELIVER STRATEGIC VALUE TO THE ORGANISATION

    In the current volatile environment, how can procurement and finance come together to create an edge for the organisation? In this interactive session we invite you to come to share examples, experiences and considerations to help both procurement and finance, as we explore:

    • Cash is King: Quick access to working capital to quickly respond and prevent further supply disruption
    • Resilient Supply Chain: You can’t manage what you can’t see. Better connectivity between buyers, suppliers and funding providers to quickly respond to change.
    • Actionable Insights: Deploying new tools and robust analytics to drive actionable insight and create value for business.

    Saeed Rezavi, Senior Director, Solution Strategy – Invoice & Pay, SAP
    Malinda Khoo, Director, Platforms & Data Global Trade Open Account,Transaction Banking, Standard Chartered Bank
    Jon Webb, Head of Content & Advisory, APAC, Procurement Leaders


  • DELIVERING IN A DOWNTURN DISCUSSION – During this session delegates can here from Global CPO’s in pre-recorded interviews as they discuss their strategic priorities going into 2021 and beyond
  • REACT & RESPOND DISCUSSION – CREATING AGILE PROCUREMENT THROUGH DIGITAL
    Hani AlSaigh, Head of Technology Procurement, stc
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11:30AM - 11:35AM

COFFEE BREAK

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11:35AM - 12:15PM

START-UPS ROUNDTABLES

  • COLLABORATING WITH STARTUPS THROUGH THE CRISIS

    TOPIC 1 – WHAT IS HOLDING PROCUREMENT BACK FROM COLLABORATING WITH START-UPS?

    TOPIC 2 – WHAT HAS BEEN THE IMPACT OF COVID-19? HOW CAN WE HELP OUR START-UPS?

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12:15PM - 12:25PM

NETWORKING

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12:25PM - 12:45PM

START-UP SPOTLIGHT 

Key takeaways from the, “Collaborating with start-ups through the crisis” session
Peter Woon, Managing Director, Koru Greentech
Ken Ding, Head of Product Innovation, Samsung
Moderator: Jon Webb, Head of Content & Advisory, APAC, Procurement Leaders

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12:45PM - 12:55PM

PLX KEYNOTE

During this session delegates will hear from our out of industry experts on key topics facing business leaders as they challenge conventional thinking in order to best equip us for the new business landscape we enter.

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12:55PM - 1:00PM

MARKETPLACE LIVE!

 

During this session delegates will hear from an innovative tech company as they showcase their platform and solution in a practical video demonstration.
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1:00PM - 1:20PM

CPO SPOTLIGHT 

 

Siju Johny, CPO, Transgrid
Interviewer: Ian Lawless, Conference Director, Procurement Leaders

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1:20PM - 1:30PM

CONGRESS CLOSING REMARKS

Ian Lawless, Conference Director, Procurement Leaders
Jon Webb, Head of Content & Advisory, APAC, Procurement Leaders

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1:30PM

CONGRESS CLOSE